rando noob here. i'm interested in getting into the randonneuring thing this year, been bit by the bug hard. the RUSA USA site has lots of good info, and so does this forum, but it all seems to be spread all over the place. I'll sticky this thread if there is any interest in consolidating some of the good info for beginners like myself.
some of the questions to which i seek answers:
-how do you pronounce brevet?
-what is a brevet, a fleche, a permanent, etc?
-what are popular choices for some of the required equipment like reflective vests, ankle straps, etc?
-what is my mental and physical limit?
-what to expect at control checkpoints / control cards, etc?
-what are the real requirements to get to PBP?
-how much junk is too much to carry, how much is not enough?
-damn i love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, will i ever get tired of them?
>Basically a FAQ for new Randonneurs
ultimately the next PBP is my goal, i've mentioned it before, but riding it fixed is my real goal. i'm not ready to put my head around all of that yet, but i have time too.
if people think this would be a helpful thread to add to and keep at the top, that's great, if not - i'll keep track of my own progress as a budding randonneur here.